A bottle of Finasteride

Why is Finasteride used to treat male pattern baldness and hair loss?

A leading, brand name product for treating MPB is called Propecia. Finasteride is the generic version of Propecia; it is the main active ingredient in Propecia. Finasteride stops your body from turning the testosterone in your system into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is known for stopping hair from growing. This does not mean that testosterone is responsible for your hair loss, as many people believe. It is important to note, however, that you must take Finasteride for a number of months before you may notice any results. This is to allow new hair time to grow back. Furthermore, once you stop taking Finasteride your hair loss will return.

What is male pattern baldness?

Also called androgenic alopecia, male pattern baldness (MPB) is a condition where hair begins to thin and recede from the hairline. It is most common in men, but it is also known to affect women. In male pattern baldness hair begins to recede generally along the temples before it begins to thin on the top of the head. It is believed that genetics, environmental factors, and hormones play the major roles in what causes MPB, but it is still unclear exactly why male pattern baldness occurs. Male pattern baldness is not typically a sign or symptom of a disorder or health condition, but it is known to cause a significant amount of stress in those suffering from MPB. If you have concerns about your hair or your hairline and believe you may be facing MPB, speak to your doctor about Finasteride.

How will taking Finasteride affect me and what are the side effects?

It is always important to know what side effects you may experience when taking a medication. In the case of taking Finasteride, you may experience sinus congestion, sneezing, runny nose, stomach discomfort, headaches, nausea, some back pain, trouble achieving or maintaining an erection, a decreased interest in sex, and a lower sperm count. Usually, these side effects are quite mild if you do experience them, but call your doctor if they become disruptive or concerning. Important side effects that you should always tell your doctor about include lightheadedness, fever, chills, cold sweats, dizziness, confusion, and irregular heart beat. Talk with your doctor if you have any concerns about taking Finasteride.

When should you take Finasteride?

When your doctor prescribes Finasteride he or she will likely explain how and when to take your medication. It is important to always follow your doctor's instructions above all others when taking Finasteride. A general MPB treatment with Finasteride is one tablet every day. You may take Finasteride with or without food. Do not crush or break the tablet apart, it should be swallowed whole. If you have any questions about how to take Finasteride speak to your doctor.

How to buy Finasteride online from a pharmacy based in Canada

Only those with a prescription from their doctor can order Finasteride online. If you have a prescription you can buy Finasteride from YouDrugstore.com, a Canadian online pharmacy. Because they are based in Canada, you can purchase your meds for the same price Canadians pay. To order Finasteride simply register on their website and send them your prescription. Once they have received all of the necessary information their team of professional pharmacy technicians and physicians will review your order. To speed up the process you can ask your doctor to fax your prescription directly to them. When you buy Finasteride from YouDrugstore.com they ship your order right to your home for a low cost in shipping. They even offer free shipping on all orders over $100. Finasteride is the generic alternative to Propecia, which is used to treat male pattern baldness.